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Profile of Prof. Pritish Chandra Acharya

Pritish Chandra Acharya
Name : Prof. Pritish Chandra Acharya
Department : Department of Education in Social Science & Humanities (DESSH)
Designation : HOD & Professor
Qualification : Ph.D(History)
Email : pritishacharya0123@yahoo.co.in
Educational Qualification:
-- MA,M.Phil and Ph.D in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University,(JNU), New Delhi. 
-- Qualified National Education Test, (NET) of UGC in 1987 and was eligible for JRF.
Fellowships: ICHR and UGC Fellowships for completion of Ph.D work in 1987-88.
Title of Ph.D Thesis: National  Movement  and Politics in Orissa:1920-29.
Teaching experiences:
-- Taught history As Lecturer at the Rajiv Gandhi Central University,(Formerly known as Arunachal University), Itanagar, from August 1988 to May 1997. 
-- As Reader and Associate Professor at the NCERT, New Delhi and in RIE, Bhubaneswar (a constituent of NCERT) from May 1997 to 2009.
-- As Professor and Head, Department of History at the National Defence Academy, Pune from May 2008 to May 2009 (after being selected by the UPSC, New Delhi). 
-- As Professor at the NCERT, New Delhi (RIE, Bhubaneswar) from November 2009 
List of Publications:
1. National Movement and Politics in Orissa: 1920-29, Sage India, New Delhi, 2008.
2.  An Experiment in Nationalist Education: Satyavadi School in Orissa (1909-26), in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLV, no 51, Dec. 18, 2010.
3.  Selected Writings of Madhusudan Das, National Book Trust, New Delhi, 2013
4. ‘Nationalist Politics and Communal Mobilization: The Congress in Orissa in the 1920’s’, in Utkal Historical Research Journal, Vol. XIV, 2001, Bhubaneswar.
5. ‘Portrayal of Germany in the History Text Books of NCERT’, Paper presented at the Indo-German Experts Meeting, New Delhi 12-14 March, 2001.
6. ‘The Jewel of Utkal’, in Mainstream, Delhi, 18th August 2001.
7. Selected writings of Madhusudan Das, National Book Trust, New Delhi (in press)
8. ‘Cultural Encounter and Social World at Margins : Voices of Gangadhar Meher an Western Orissa poet’ in Social Science Problings, New Delhi, December 2007.
9. Regionalism in Orissa in the 1920’s’ in B.K. Mallik, Ed., Eastern India Essays in History, Society and Culture, Bhubaneswar, 2004.
10. ‘Impact of Bardoli Satyagraha in Orissa in 1928’, in Utkal Historical Research Journal, Vol. XVIII, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2005.
11. The Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22), in Freedom Struggle in Orissa, Vol. II, Ed. by B.C. Ray, et.al., Bhubaneswar, 2006.
12. Order Cancel (Short Story), in John Thieme and Ira Raja, Ed., The Table is Laid, Oxford University  Press, 2007
Short story collections
1. Pausa Pahile Jai, Sundargarh, 1986.
2. Atmalipi, Sundargarh, 1989.
3. Patri Anveshana, Bhubaneswar, 2001.
4. Gopana Chithi, Bhubaneswar, 2013 Essay collections.
5.  Apaninda Upakyaan, Cuttack, 2005.
6. Itihasara Samikhya, Cuttack, 2007.
7. Gaonra Gandhi O Anyanya Rachana, Lark Books, Bhubaneswar, 2011
Compiling and Editing
8. Written the history portion of Samajik Bigyan (Social sciences), Class VIII, Board of Secondary Education, Orissa, 2011.
9. Smrutire Sikshaka, Bhubaneswar, 2006.
10. Gopabandhu Chayanika, National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi, 2009.
11. Odisha Itihas, Ama Odisha, Bhubaneswar, 2011.
12. One of the Authors in the Team, India and Contemporary World, Class IX History Text Book, NCERT,2006 
13. Edited the Translation of “Modern Europe”, EHI-07, IGNOU Study material into Odia, 2007.
14. Edited the Translation (into Odia)of History Text Books, Class IX and XII, National Institute of Open Learning, MHRD, April, 2014 Translations into Odia.
15. Indira Gandhi (Original Inder Malhotra), NBT, New Delhi, 2006.
16. Shrilal Shuklanka Ketoti Galpa (Original Shrilal Shukla), Cuttack, 2006.
17. Sampradayikata: Eka Parichaya (Original Bipan Chandra) NBT, New Delhi, 2008.
18. Adhunik Bharat Itihas, (Original Bipan Chandra), Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2011.

19. Early India (Original Romila Thapar), National Translation Mission, Mysore. ( In Press). 
Publications (translations) in Hindi:
1. ‘Ek Kahani’, (Short story) in Samakalin Bharatiya Sahitya; Sahitya Academy, Delhi, 1992.
2. ‘Aatithya’, in Vagarth, Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad, Kolkota, October, 2004.
3. ‘School’ in Janasatta, Delhi, 20th March, 1994.
4. ‘Ugravadi’, in Samakalin Bharatiyal Sahitya, Sahitya Academi, New Deli, September-October, 2002.
5. ‘Kudim’, in Kathadesh, New Delhi, August, 2011.
6. ‘Penson Ka Kagaj’, Naya Gyanodaya, New Delhi, August, 2011.
7. ‘Plot ka Gachha’, in Bartaman Sahitya, Aligarh, December, 2011.
8. Iti Dubidha Katha, (Shortstory Collection), Roshnai Prakashan, Kolkata, 2011.
9. ‘Letter Bomb’, Vagarth, Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad, Kolkota, March, 2013
11. Guidance:Academic advisor for a Fulbright scholar (history) from the USA in 2010, RIE, Bhubaneswar.
12. Memberships: 
a. Member of National Focus Group in social science teaching, National Curriculum Framework( NCF)-2005,
b. Member, History Textbook preparation Team, class IX, NCERT, 2005
c. Member, Social Science Textbook Preparation Team, Class VIII, Board of Secondary Education, Orissa,2009
d. Member, Language Advisory Committee (Oriya), NBT, India, New Delhi.
e. Member, Editorial Support Group, (Oriya) National Translation Mission,(NTM) under Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.
f. Life Member, Indian History Congress,
g. Life Member, Orissa History Congress.
h. Executive Member, Utkal Sahitya Samaj, Cuttack,2010-13